Mike Allen


Mike Allen is the editor and publisher of Mythic Delirium Books, home of the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies. The latest volume in the series, Clockwork Phoenix 5, was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. He’s also an author: his horror story “The Button Bin” was a finalist for the Nebula Award, and his debut collection of short stories, Unseaming, was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. His other books include novel The Black Fire Concerto and collection The Spider Tapestries: Seven Strange Stories. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with his wife and co-editor Anita Allen, and two neurotic cats. You can follow his adventures as a writer at descentintolight.com, as a publisher at mythicdelirium.com, and as both on Twitter at @mythicdelirium.